Stage 2 Qualifier – Round 1 and 2 – 2019

October 15, 2019

My player is Hyemin Kim.

Plenty more bogeys than birdies put us out of contention so far. The top thirty and ties move on to Q-Series.


Here’s one way to finance Q-School. Haley Moore has over 33K in donations.


It costs like five grand to come here but the food in player dining doesn’t reflect that fact. Rodney Dangerfield would describe it as low-grade dog food. But who am I to complain? I get to eat free also. Smile

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Getting Ready For School

October 8, 2019

It’s almost Stage 2 time and many players are getting in early practice rounds. We played the Panther track yesterday and had plenty of time to chip and putt. Hyemin scheduled the Bobcat for Thursday and will play nine and nine Saturday and Sunday.

Hyemin took ten days off after withdrawing from Prattville and looks like it paid off. Swinging sweet right now.


Mind Muangkhumsakul was DQ’d last week during the Symetra Tour Championship and it could have been a disaster. She was in 10th place on the money list and her LPGA card was in the balance. Luckily, she wasn’t passed but in classic Paul Harvey fashion, do you know the rest of the story? I do.

She whiffed her pro-am time which resulted in the DQ but why? It seems her dad is very strict (well, duh!) on focusing on golf and banned her from having a cell phone. In fact, he didn’t have one either so contacting her was all but impossible.


Guardian Championship Round 1 and 2

September 22, 2019

My player is Hyemin Kim.

Round 1: Missed the putt for seven on the first hole after an unplayable and lost ball. Shot one under the rest of the way.

Round 2: Hit in the gunge on the opening hole. Made a 70 footer for par but that’s all she wrote. That shot out of the gunge put a hurtin’ on her right wrist. Had to WD. Withdrew from next week also.


Back In The Saddle

September 17, 2019

After skipping the last two Symetra events, I’ll be working for Hyemin Kim in Prattville and Longwood. She’ll need to make some cash to make into Daytona though. 2nd Stage is also in the cards.


Played the back nine yesterday afternoon and it was a scorcher. Went up to 99°. I got dizzy and almost went down. An occasional splash of cold water on my head and down my throat set me right. A Yuengling Light afterward was an added bonus.


Played the front early this morning. Done by ten.


A bodacious buffet in the clubhouse has carried over from the LPGA days. Players may bring a guest so I was Hyemin’s plus one.


‘Tis the season for lovebugs. The little bastards clobbered my bumper as I drove up from Florida. Need to get a wash.


FireKeepers Championship 2019-Rounds 1 and 2

August 17, 2019

My player is Hyemin Kim.

One birdie in two rounds has Larry heading for Tampa tomorrow. Hyemin has another looper for Sioux Falls.


I have a new meaning for the phrase “three’s a crowd.” When you see three fans together watching the Symetra Tour, it’s a crowd. Smile


 

Then there was this:

At 60 years old, Hamilton caddie Danny Sharp is still criss-crossing the planet on the LPGA Tour


FireKeepers Championship 2019-Thursday

August 15, 2019

My player is Hyemin Kim.

Just practice the last few days.


When it gets boring, waiting for a spot on the range, you do what it takes to stay focused.

on the range


My ex-boss, Donna White, will be looping in the Symetra Tour Championship in Daytona Beach for her protégé, Nicole Sakamoto.


We were alternates for the 2pm shotgun start pro-am on Wednesday. While we were on the range, the signal for the event was given, and it startled everyone. Some kind of explosive was ignited about 140 yards downrange on the right side behind some trees. It was unlike any shotgun start I ever heard. Scared everyone.

Caddie Neil Carter was shagging balls (yes, you heard that right) very close to the explosion and if he didn’t shite his trousers, I‘d be very surprised.


PHC Classic 2019-Round 1

August 9, 2019

My player is Hyemin Kim.

+3 today. Faltered coming in.


Just as I got up from the seat of the port-o-let prior to warming up, I noticed that something was hanging from my back pocket. Turned out to be every caddie’s nightmare. It was my yardage book. The only thing preventing it from a dive into the abyss was the binder clip I use to keep the pages together.

Reminds of a similar story years ago that didn’t work out so well. I think the guy was working for Deb Richard. His fell out into a nearly full receptacle just before tee off and the edge stuck like a dart into a turd! He retrieved it, cleaned it the best he could then put it to use. He eventually had to fess up to what happened after she asked about the brown discoloration.


During yesterday’s practice round, we mostly putted on the front and played the back. With plenty of time to gab, we covered many subjects during the round and David Leadbetter’s criticism of Lydia Ko’s parents was one. She cracked up when I told his instruction is known as “getting a case of lead poising”.


The LPGA club repair trailer was here this week and Paul was absolutely slammed! He’ll make another appearance in Prattville.



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